Archive for June, 2012

iPhone love

I just realized I’ve spent close to 80 euros on iPhone gadgets. Not the actual phone but accessories. And I’m starting to see the greatness of Apple.

This is my latest purchase, a pocket to keep my phone sweat-free when running. It made me feel like an idiot, especially when it gave me a status update every five minutes. “fif-teen-min-utes-you-have-run-three-point-seven-kilo-meters”. Thank you for letting everyone within a 100 meter radius know how fast I’m running.

Unfortunately it seemed to have added an extra kilometer to my run as it said I’d run 5.5km in 23min.

So now I’ve downloaded another app – lets see if it works better. At least it was free…


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Yesterday we had our Friday-coffee in a rhododendron forest. It was my boss’ idea and as such a real treat; two hours off work to look at pretty flowers!

Rhododendron is probably the hardest word to say for a Finn (even though the language contains all those hard r:s!) but this is still, a very Finnish park located near Piikkiö. You’ll find more information here.

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This week I realized that there are people who read blogs to learn stuff. Their blog-picks are based on the mathematical formula of their interest+writer’s wisdom=new insight. How about that!

The blogs I read I’ve chosen because 1. they have nice pictures, 2. they make me laugh and 3. no, that’s about it. Here’s a selection


Sweet, pink-loving Annika who does stop-motion videos and draws beautifully.

Bloggfrossa och mannen som blev trött

Inga bilder men ack så rolig.


Showcases the most beautiful homes


Just because Jenny Brandt’s daughter is such a cool kid.


Where were all these people hiding when I was living in the city?

Hello Tiger!

So simple yet so beautiful.

Hyperbole and a Half

Doesn’t blog that often but when she does you risk dying of laughter.

Karins konstgrepp

På delad första plats med the Bloggess. Otroligt rolig och otroligt vacker kvinna.


The Finn-Swede queen of blogging. (according to me that is)


Makes me feel calm – and that’s even though the woman has three sons!




Followed for 4 years now. Strange how involved you get in someone’s life even though you don’t know them. When she got dumped by her boyfriend a few weeks back I really understood the 700+ comments she got.

the Bloggess

A must read! A brilliant woman who got people to shout wolverine in the subway and others to tattoo images of a metal chicken, named Beyonce,  on their legs. Beautiful on the inside and out.

the Design Ark

Another inspirational blog.

Just a small portion of the blogs I read. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

And because I read so much, here are a couple of nice findings from today:

Keep calm must stop

Want to buy this bike?


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And this is what you find when you’re up late at night. Already found by one million other people though.

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My neighbor is playing techno and I choose not to go to bed until one o’clock when they’ll probably leave for the bar. Hope they don’t think the weather is too bad…

I’m only dancing at work. Listening to this:

Unfortunately, my colleague has realized his phone also functions as a video camera.

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Went to Närpes last weekend to celebrate the most wonderful Henrica who turned 30. Her childhood home was just beautiful, it fitted all the guests and there was still room for dancing.



The entertainment was Roy and the Fishermen (minus Roy) and we even got to hear the birthday-girl herself sing.

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